Buah Pukul is a self defense moves in silat training system that required one to receive the attack first followed by counter strikes either using bare hand or weapon. It is also known as self defense. The self defense training can be done with two or more opponent in any silat training.
The techniques used in the training usually are based on your belt rank. However, most gurus will tell their students to improve their striking technique first before allowed to learn how to counter strike in the self defense training. This is because without knowing how to strike effectively, you will not understandthe fundamental basis of self defense moves.
Self defense training will become easy once the silat exponent knows how to combine all the silat lessons in order to choose a perfect strike and technique while facing the enemy. Thus, you need to train three punches in order to counter strike your opponent effectively. These three punches are; straight punch (rejam), uppercut (sauk) and palm strike (rejuk). Here are the details of each strike on how to apply these techniques in self defense;
1. The straight punch is the common strike used by many martial arts. This is the perfect technique while receiving hard or fast punch (right hand) from your opponent. So, you need to avoid the strike by dodges to your left site and counter strike with your right hand to your opponent ribs. If you hit the target perfectly, your can break your opponent ribs instantly with only one strike.
2. The uppercut is used to punch your opponent that is taller than you. For example, your opponent’s punch you with his right hand to your face. Thus, you need to avoid the attack by dodge to your right side and simultaneously counter strike to his chin. The impact of the strike is so dangerous and powerful enough to break your opponent jaw. Thus, in order to master this skill you need to train the technique carefully with your partner during the self defense training.
3. The palm strike is similar with the uppercut style. However, instead of using fist, you are using your palm hand to strike to the jaw or nose of your opponent. This is a solid and hard strike. Most silat exponents train this technique by striking to the pounder board. In addition, many silat gurus prohibit their senior students from practising this technique in front of new students during silat session to avoid any injuries. So, never use palm hand strike in the formal training session unless both silat exponents are capable enough to use the technique without hurting each other.
The silat training system emphasizes you to train all the techniques mentioned above regularly so that you can master the skills effectively. Thus, in order to master all these three techniques, you need two or three sparring partners with different weight, height and sizes. This is important so that you can feel the different force of strikes in order to receive and counter attack your opponent perfectly.